Artists in Action: JSU, Ole Miss to perform joint concert
by Hervey Folsom
Special to The Star
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Tonight at 6 p.m. Jacksonville State University’s Chamber Winds will perform a joint concert in Mason Hall with the Ole Miss Wind Ensemble. The Ole Miss Wind Ensemble will be conducted by their director of bands, David Willson. Assistant band director Dr. Bill DeJournett, also a featured conductor, is a graduate of Jacksonville State University. The JSU Chamber Winds are under the direction of JSU director of bands, Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford.

“People will see what a high level of musicianship we have in our colleges today,” Bodiford said. “Both of these concert bands are very close to professional attainment in their performances.”

The repertoire ranges from classic to contemporary, added Bodiford, and the selections are from the best in band literature.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Feb. 19 and 23

It begins with auditions. Your opportunity to walk the stage in a Shakespearean comedy with fantasy, romance and adventure begins with trying out for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” CAST’s May 2-12 production directed by Kim Dobbs. Auditions will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Anniston in the Fellowship Hall. Adults are invited to come at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Children’s auditions are Saturday at 3 p.m. Monologues will be heard but they are not required.

“I want this production to reflect the community,” Dobbs said. “I’m interested in all ages, all backgrounds, all sizes, shapes, abilities and talents. There are lots of parts in this and I’m looking for lots of participation.”

This play is one of The Bard’s most popular and often-produced comedies. It’s a plot that involves mortals and their magical interaction with the spirits of fairyland. For more information, call 256-820 -2278

Library presentation on Glen Addie

Mention the name Glen Addie and many Annistonians would be hard-pressed to tell you exactly where it is, much less what role this old west Anniston neighborhood has played in our city’s history.

But come to William Zinn’s presentation of his book “In the Shadow of the Mountain” Thursday at 2 p.m. and you will be more aware of Glen Addie’s importance. The presentation is in the Ayers Room of the Public Library of Anniston/Calhoun County.

Zinn was a fourth generation resident of Glen Addie, a neighborhood that surrounds the Southern Railway Depot. Growing up through the years 1949-62, he remembers it being a closely-knit working-class neighborhood where people gathered in the gym and park, worshipped in the churches, ate in the cafés and diners, and learned in the elementary school.

“At one time it was the largest neighborhood, both in population and area in Anniston,” he said.

Glen Addie, named for Addie Noble McCaa, Samuel Noble’s daughter, was the dwelling place for mill and manufacturing company workers in early Anniston. A photo in the book dates back to the 1880s when the city fathers built it as the first planned model village for workers, according to “The Model City of the New South” by Grace H. Gates. Glen Addie reunions take place annually, said Zinn, where people still recall the good old days.

“I want people to know that ‘our little glen’ was a vital part of Anniston,” Zinn explained.

While in the Ayers Room, enjoy the exhibit of art and photography by students from the Donoho Lower School, Oxford High School and Wellborn High School. It will be up through March 26.
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